Aug 022012
 August 2, 2012  Posted by at 6:13 am Uncategorized  Add comments

Earlier today after a sleepless night with migraine I was interviewed by Scott Hanselman. The interview lasted about half an hour, and we had a bit of a chat afterwards as well. I was extremly nervous- I had a really bad experience with an interview a few years ago and those feelings like that stick around. Scott was very polite and genuine, and he handled the interview great. It was a subject close to my heart, and it got more personal than I thought it would be. I’m not good att acting, and I got the worst pokerface in the world- so I spoke straight from my heart,- and when the interview is out I hope people will understand what I am saying beneath all the babbling, my accent and somewhat trembling voice. I try my best to stay true to who I am, and to be the same person in an interview as the one you would meet at a conference or at a party. So I never plan ahead what to say- but do my best to make sense once I let those words come out. The podcast will be out next week or the week after, and I probably will have a hard time sleeping untill I hear it and see the response. A big thank you to Scott for listening to my babble and for having me on the show. It was a pleasure meeting you!

  9 Responses to “My (podcast) interview with Scott Hanselman”

  1. Just wanted to congratulate you, i thought it was a great podcast and i learned learned a great deal from your knowledge. You did not sound nervous, and all questions were well answered. Good stuff πŸ™‚

  2. Looking forward to this one! πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you Eric!
    I am quite excited, and nervous πŸ˜€ Sure hope I can give something to the listeners , the other podcasts are so good! πŸ™‚ It was really cool to meet Scott, and I’m sure we will stay in touch.

  4. Scott’s a good guy, I’m sure it’s a great interview.

  5. Hi Iris,
    When I suggested to Scott via Twitter that I thought your story would make a great Hanselminutes episode, I wasn’t sure if I was putting you in a difficult position. So, I’m glad it went well! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for suggesting an interview with me to Scott, that really means a lot to me.

      I usually don’t get nervous – but I got a few why should he interview you comments – and after listening to some of the podcasts I kind of felt a little overwhelmed. I can’t really see myself anywhere close to as awesome as the others that have been interviewed,- the only thing I have to offer is my story and sincerity and transparency – and maybe some inspiration to other new developers (and maybe some senior ones a s well?).

      There is no great OSS project in my name, no awesome title or conference talks, but I have me – my thoughts, my energy and my absolute dedication and passion for programming and this community. And that is open source, and people can make as many branches and pull requests as they want πŸ˜‰

      I want to give something back to those that have and are believing in me – and that is were I feel some pressure. Not from others but from myself,- and Scott is a very intelligent and kind human and made me feel comfortable.

  6. I guess it’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed but there really is no need. I suggested the interview because I found your story interesting and inspiring. From some of the comments I have read it seems many other share my view.

    I have been a developer for many years and reading the story of your first year in programming has made me reassess a little. I have rediscovered some of my enthusiasm and have started blogging again.

    Believe me, you don’t have to be a conference speaker alpha-geek to inspire people!

  7. Don’t forget the links when you have it.


  8. Congratulations Iris!
    You’re well on the radar now. Thoroughly enjoyed your interview and your fresh perspective on things. Being a beginner or “newbie” as you said, (somewhat like myself) is a gift! You have the clarity to make things drastically better. You won’t miss the nonsense that veterans have long since accepted as the norm. You are in a magical position to make great strides, to propose radical solutions and promote deliberately ignorant ideas that might just be brilliant πŸ™‚
    Keep up with the work, your blog and pushing your zones, I look forward to learning more from your experience.


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